Theodore Taylor

Theodore Taylor was born in North Carolina and began writing at the age of thirteen as a cub reporter for the Portsmouth, Virginia "Evening Star". Leaving home at seventeen to join the "Washington Daily News" as a copy boy, he worked his way toward New York City and became an NBC network sportswriter at the age of nineteen. Mr. Taylor is the author of a dozen books for young readers, among them the award-winning "The Cay". He lives in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Flora.